Last updated 19 November 2018
Stockport Town Hall goes green in support of NSPCC Campaign
Stockport’s iconic Town Hall will be illuminated in green from the 19th November for a week in support of the NSPCC’s Christmas campaign.
Stockport’s iconic Town Hall will be illuminated in green on the 19th November in support of the NSPCC’s Christmas campaign.
The Light for Every Childhood campaign is focusing on neglect, which is the most common form of child abuse in the UK. 1 in 10 children has suffered neglect, but it is happening behind closed doors.
NSPCC community fundraising manager Deborah Sefton said: “For a child who’s being neglected, Christmas is yet another cold, dark and lonely time.
“It’s wonderful to have the support from Stockport, and lighting up the town hall will be a beacon for our fantastic fundraisers in the area.”
Councillor Colin Foster, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services said: “We are delighted to be able to support the NSPCC and the work they do protecting vulnerable children. We hope the generosity of the people of Stockport will shine a light for children experiencing neglect this Christmas and all year round.”
Last year nearly a third of all calls to the NSPCC Helpline related to neglect, a figure that’s even higher at Christmas.
Deborah added: “Children may be living in cold, dark homes, going hungry or not being given the care and attention they need. The trauma can last a lifetime.
“But there’s something we can all do to help, with your donation the NSPCC Helpline can answer more calls and shine a light on children who are being neglected and get them the help they need.”
To make a donation, visit www.nspcc.org.uk/donate
If you would like to join the NSPCC fundraising team or learn about their Stockport events please call 07827 230870 or email Deborah.Sefton@nspcc.org.uk